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Saka misses Arsenal's season-ending game against Everton with 'slight muscle issue'

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LONDON (AP) — Bukayo Saka was left out of Arsenal's squad for the season-ending game against Everton because of a “slight muscle issue,” the club said.

Arsenal still has a chance to win the Premier League title for the first time in 20 years if it beats Everton, and Manchester City drops points against West Ham, but will have to do it without one of its best players.

Saka has a team-high 16 league goals this season but had to come off against Manchester United last weekend after a late tackle and the forward was not deemed fit enough to even be on the bench for the potentially title-deciding game at the Emirates Stadium.

Gabriel Martinelli and Leandro Trossard started on the wings instead. Full-back Jurrien Timber, who was signed from Ajax last summer, was on the bench for the first time since tearing his ACL during the first league game of the season. ___

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